Tuesday, September 4, 2012
If you have photos from the first day of school, add them to this post.
There were smiles and cries and at least one cartwheel. Students headed back to school Tuesday morning at Liberty Ridge Elementary and across the district. While Liberty Ridge Principal Mike Moore said he’s excited for Day 1, he also noted that getting students calmed down and ready to learn is a big part of the plan. “We’ve got to slow down in order to go fast,” he said. Getting kids acclimated to school procedure is especially important at Liberty Ridge, where a growing student population means faculty will be busy meeting the needs of 969 youngsters, Moore said. Outside the school Tuesday morning making sure student drop-off was going smoothly, Moore said it's fun to see everyone again and meet new students. "We're looking forward to a …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The school recently sent out a notice to parents about a change to its world language offering.
Spanish will be taught at Liberty Ridge Elementary in Woodbury instead of Chinese this upcoming school year. The school recently sent out a notice to parents about the change: At the end of last year our Mandarin Chinese teachers, Ms. Song and Ms. Liu, sought personal opportunities out of state. Building and district personnel spent months trying to recruit and hire high-quality teachers to replace them. Part of the difficulty is also the state-required licensure for Mandarin teachers. We truly exhausted all sources of where we have received candidates in the past. With that said, the board has made it clear of the importance of offering world language exposure in the elementary schools. As a way of being in alignment with many of the …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Crews requested extra patrols following the theft.
Crews at the Liberty Ridge Elementary expansion site called police on July 13 after about $4,000 worth of construction materials was stolen, according to a police report. Workers told police the theft likely occurred sometime between June 10-12. The report says 50 cartons of “underlayment” were stolen at the site, where District 833 is building a new $4.5 million second location to accommodate growth at the Woodbury school. The site is generally across the street from Liberty Ridge Elementary. A worker told police that there had been a delay in construction and the materials had been sitting out longer than they normally would have been. Crews asked police to conduct extra patrols in the area, as someone appears to be targeting roofing …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Michael Moore sent out an update following Monday's incident in which one worker was hospitalized.
Following Monday's construction accident at the expansion site for Liberty Ridge Elementary, Principal Michael Moore on Friday sent out the following statement: Hello Liberty Ridge Parents, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update of the Liberty Ridge Site II construction project. Throughout the week, the district has been meeting with contractors and others to assess the damage from the recent construction accident at Liberty Ridge Site 2. The result of the conversations includes the continued goal of having the facility open and operating on the first day of school this fall; which is secondary to ensuring adequate safety measures are in place as the project resumes. The district required the contractor to have the city …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Construction on the $4.5 million project is expected to resume soon, according to a release from District 833.
The worker who was hospitalized in a construction accident at the Liberty Ridge Elementary expansion site Monday has been released from the hospital, according to a release from District 833. Crews were installing trusses for the new building’s roof on Monday afternoon when one of them tipped, sending other trusses crashing down on two workers, one of whom was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The other worker was unharmed, Woodbury Public Safety officials told Patch. About 20 of the 60-inch trusses collapsed in the incident, according to the South Washington County Schools release. Authorities were called at 3:21 p.m. on June 25, Woodbury police said, and by the time crews arrived the injured man had already been pulled …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The man’s injuries are not considered life threatening.
Part of a roof at the expansion site for Liberty Ridge Elementary fell in on two construction workers Monday, sending one man to the hospital. One man was transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. The worker was semi-conscious and bleeding from his nose, he said. Trusses tipped over and fell, trapping the two workers beneath the debris, Wallgren said. "It was not a collapse." The other worker, who was in a caged lift at the time of the incident, was uninjured, Wallgren said. Authorities were called at 3:21 p.m., Woodbury police said, and by the time crews arrived the man had already been pulled from beneath the trusses. Construction workers were installing the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
No students were in danger as crews fixed the line, according to a notice from the school’s principal.
A gas main was cut Monday during construction of the Liberty Ridge Elementary School's Site II building. At no point were students in danger, according to a note from Liberty Ridge Principal Mike Moore. The gas main was cut as crews were tearing up the sidewalk. Woodbury Public Safety emergency personnel, as well as officials from Xcel Energy, responded and students were kept within the building during the short time that the temporary repair was being made, reads Moore’s note. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Monday, April 9, 2012
The district is looking at a $4.5 million expansion of the elementary school's site II building.
Woodbury residents will have a chance to check out the latest plans for the coming Liberty Ridge Elementary expansion at a meeting next week. District 833 officials today, April 9, announced plans for a neighborhood meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the elementary school. Plans call for the existing Liberty Ridge Site II building to be expanded from 10,000 square feet to approximately 22,000 square feet. Related: School Board Approves $4.5 Million Liberty Ridge Expansion The expanded facility will house eight kindergarten classrooms, two school readiness classrooms, an activity space, cafeteria, serving kitchen, media center and administrative offices, according to a release from South Washington County Schools. A …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Students at the Woodbury school performed a 1950s version of the classic play last month.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Students at Liberty Ridge Elementary in Woodbury performed a 1950s version of Cinderella last month at East Ridge High School. Be sure to follow Woodbury Patch on Twitter, like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletters, which send you updates about stories, breaking news, announcements, events and blogs on the site.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
School officials Wednesday, Jan. 18, sent out two informational packets for those who missed Tuesday night's meeting about the coming expansion of the Woodbury school.
Liberty Ridge Elementary School will soon expand to accommodate an anticipated influx of students, and school officials held a public meeting about the plans Tuesday night. Today, Jan. 18, the school sent out two documents about the coming expansion. See the PDFs attached with this story. The school board on Dec. 15 approved a $4.5 million plan to expand Liberty Ridge. Plans call for the acquisition of “Liberty Ridge Site 2,” a building on the southwest corner of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Eagle View Boulevard that District 833 is currently renting for use by three kindergarten classes. The district is proposing to use $450,000 in leftover funds from the 2006 property-tax levy as a down payment on the project, and will likely finance the …